@ 7pm

Join us every Friday in a warm coffee shop atmosphere for a Friday Feature promoting the music of at least one local artist! Sip on some of the best espresso drinks around, meet up with friends, play board or card game, or get some work done while listening to some of New England's finest! Hope to see you there! 


April 28
URI Big Band

The University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band has been the four year home for many music students over 40 years and has been host to many internationally renowned jazz artist such as Frank Morgan, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Bill Dobbins, Jeff Jarvis, Gary Burton, Joanne Brackeen and many other. The University of Rhode Island Big Band tied first place in 1991 with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst at the MIT New England Intercollegiate Jazz Festival with Phil Woods and Herb Pomeroy as adjudicators. The URI Big Band has also performed multiple times at the Lincoln Center Spring Concert Series in New York City, the past 4 years at the Newport Jazz Festival and with British Jazz Artist Jamie Cullum at the Newport Jazz Festival in the Summer of 2015. 


May 5

One Thousand Monsters

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May 12

​Dave Flamand

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May 19
Bob Woods
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May 26

URI Big Band

The University of Rhode Island Jazz Big Band has been the four year home for many music students over 40 years and has been host to many internationally renowned jazz artist such as Frank Morgan, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Bill Dobbins, Jeff Jarvis, Gary Burton, Joanne Brackeen and many other. The University of Rhode Island Big Band tied first place in 1991 with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst at the MIT New England Intercollegiate Jazz Festival with Phil Woods and Herb Pomeroy as adjudicators. The URI Big Band has also performed multiple times at the Lincoln Center Spring Concert Series in New York City, the past 4 years at the Newport Jazz Festival and with British Jazz Artist Jamie Cullum at the Newport Jazz Festival in the Summer of 2015.


Ticketed Event: June 2
Laurence Juber

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June 9

Oak Hill
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June 16
Stone Cold Gypsies

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June 23
Jared Remson Band

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July 7th

Occasional String Band
 
A group of friends from South County, Rhode Island, who who get together “on occasion” to play an eclectic mix of mostly acoustic music.  “Occasionally” it's folk, “occasionally” bluegrass, “occasionally” blues, and “occasionally” some of their own original compositions--but always for the pure fun of it!


July 14
Gumption & Glory

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July 21
Narrow River Band

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“A Creative Approach to Guitar and Composition: how you can develop your own musical world by writing your own music”

​April 30 & May 7 @ 2














Workshop with Francisco Pias: “A Creative Approach to Guitar and Composition: how you can develop your own musical world by writing your own music”

Join internationally renowned guitarist, composer, bandleader, performing artist and educator, Francisco Pais for this interactive guitar workshop. Two sessions of creative music workshops for students that want to take their playing to the next level. Students will jam with each other and will be encouraged to write some original compositions in a fun and empowering environment. These workshops are for guitar players of all levels but other instruments are welcome!

Session One “The basics”
April 30th 2-4:30 PM
What to play? Playing time and changes using chords, modes and arpeggios in order to improvise in any style.


Session Two “Imitate, Assimilate and Innovate”
May 7th 2-4:30 PM
The next step – How to play it? Using dynamics, articulation, motive development and rhythmic displacement.

Workshop package - $90 (or $50 individually)





Presented by Lily Pads Music

​April 30 @ 7:30


















We are so pleased to welcome Greg Abate and his band to our stage.

Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an international jazz/recording artist with 225 days a year touring the globe.
In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.
In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One, which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra, under the leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87.
Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.

Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.
To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader.
Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn -Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad.
Greg has been inducted into the RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2016

What some say about Greg Abate:
“I sleep a lot better knowing there are alto players like Greg! It was a joy to make music with him and he writes good songs that are challenging.” Phil Woods
"Abate is not content to rely on stock bebop riffs and standard chord progressions. Rather, the sharp angularity of his phrases and the often startling pauses in his fast-moving lines give his work a feeling of constant invention and creativity.”
–Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“…Abate’s musical style can be seen as a distillation of swing’s easygoing vibe and bop’s
more animated groove. He has developed a unique voice.
–METRO San Jose,
“Greg Abate is an absolute powerhouse who will absolutely not let hard driving bebop die.
One of the most exciting players around today, Greg’s commitment to the music is total…”
–W. Pickowitz, Jr., The Jazz Messenger
“Multi-saxophonist Greg Abate is a prime example of the ‘rear back and blow’ school of contemporary bop-based players. The tunes he writes or chooses are based on the kinds of changes that harmony-oriented jazzmen have favored since the beginning and he swings through them with and eager and easy virtuosity.”
–David Franklin, Jazz Times
“Greg Abate is one of the most appealing saxophonists on the scene today. He is mature with an abundance of gentle self-confidence. The result is that he plays music with sweetness and daring.”
–Jim Merod, New Jazz Recordings

Come on out for an evening of jazz at its best!

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